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Research Analyst Industrial Practice EMEA - English

Ref. Number 16-0293
Description Analyst
Contract info Recruitment
Language(s) required English (Fluent)
Region Amsterdam Region
Salary Depends on experience
Start date ASAP
Duration 7 months contract with view to extension

Our international client, one of the world’s leading executive search consulting firms, is now hiring a highly skilled Research Analyst for their Industrial Practice to join their international team in Amsterdam.

The Analyst is responsible for researching publicly available information on executives, companies and industries to enhance the database content and to support search engagements and new business initiatives.


Job Profile for Research Analyst Industrial Practice EMEA
Responsibilities will include but not be limited to:

  • Work closely with the Knowledge Manager, Practice Associates and core practice members to develop research on key executives, companies and industry sectors 
  • Provide detailed analysis in support of special projects, candidate pool development and general practice administration, as well as external business development and intellectual capital efforts
  • Conduct thorough research via the internet and specialised business information databases and populate the company’s proprietary database, with essential data on executives and companies as identified and prioritised by the practice
  • Assist in improving the visibility of the internal Intranet platform by enhancing its layout, functionality and content. Manage and update information important to the practice (i.e. relevant company, executive and industry lists/reports)
  • Assist in providing content for qualifications packs for new business development initiatives. Develop a solid understanding of the potential client/client’s industry including specific information regarding the “value proposition” (competitive landscape, strengths, and weaknesses), stock performance, employee count, etc.  Synthesise information accurately
  • Maintain current awareness of news and issues associated with key client engagements and market opportunities for the practice, and share that information and knowledge in a timely way with knowledge management, consultants and associates

Candidate  Profile for Research Analyst Industrial Practice EMEA

  • Must be fluent in English, both written and spoken. Additional languages are preferred
  • An undergraduate degree is required and a Master’s degree would be a significant plus  
  • Service industry expertise: 2-4 years’ experience working in a consulting environment and/or in a role involving significant client service and management of multiple projects towards tight timelines, in an environment where competing demands are the norm
  • Experience in the Industrial sector is a plus, while an interest in the Industrial Segments is a must
  • Experience of operating in an international network
  • Strong research skills – experience with collecting, analysing and synthesising data
  • Familiar with business reference resources such as Factiva, Hoovers or OneSource
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office platform (emphasis on Word, Excel and PowerPoint applications)
  • Project Management skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Professional approach /interpersonal and communication skills

What Our Client Offers

  • Become part of a dynamic team in a highly international working environment
  • Professional growth opportunities
  • Good secondary benefits and bonuses
  • Laptop
  • Free lunches

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